Funding for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians

Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Project (COIPP)

Supports efforts to address the opioid crisis in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities through locally designed prevention, treatment, recovery, and aftercare services for mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs). Aims to raise awareness and education of opioid interventions that are family-centered and culturally appropriate, create comprehensive community opioid support teams, and increase the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to meet treatment needs and reduce opioid overdose in AI/AN communities. Emphasizes approaches that promote cross-system collaboration and innovation, with a special focus on services for pregnant women and infants pre-exposed to opioids. COIPP is an initiative of IHS's Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2020
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Economic Development Assistance Programs (EDAP): Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Program (PWEAA)

Supports the planning and implementation of economic development and revitalization projects in areas facing economic disruption and hardship, including rural and American Indian and Alaska Native tribal communities. Helps communities attract investment, create and retain new businesses and jobs, provide job training and education opportunities for dislocated workers, and enhance technology and infrastructure.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (EDA)
EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance

Provides funding for economic development programs to help communities and regions prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Offers a wide range of assistance to address the impacts of the pandemic, including planning and technical assistance grants, capitalization/recapitalization of Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs), innovation grants, construction of infrastructure, deployment of broadband, and other development projects.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (EDA)
EDA Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program

Provides economically distressed areas, including rural and tribal communities, with resources to address their individual economic needs with the goal of creating and retaining jobs and increasing private investments. Supports strategies that build regional assets and provide local and regional capacity building and economic development.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Formula Grants for Rural Areas

Provides funding to assist states and tribes with supporting, maintaining, and expanding upon current public transit services in rural communities to enhance access to healthcare, education, and employment opportunities. States may either carry out public transit projects directly or grant funds to subrecipients to meet local transportation needs.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Grants for Rural and Native Alaskan Villages

Aims to provide households and businesses in rural communities or native villages in Alaska with clean, reliable drinking water and waste disposal systems. Provides funds to remove sanitation barriers to improve the health and hygiene of residents in remote and isolated areas of Alaska.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Indian Housing Block Grant Program (IHBG)

Funds for American Indian and Alaska Native communities to provide safe and affordable housing for tribal residents. Supports new housing construction, housing rehabilitation, land acquisition and infrastructure projects that support housing development. Provides low-income individuals, students, and families with rental assistance, loans and assistance programs for homebuyers, rehabilitation assistance for homeowners, and other housing services. Encourages model activities to help identify innovative solutions to address tribal housing issues and homelessness, prevent crime, and improve safety and accessibility.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loan Program

Provides loan funds to historically underserved farmers and ranchers through all of the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) loan programs. Funds from each loan program are set aside to specifically target farmers and ranchers who are women, African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanic, Asian, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Eligible FSA loan programs include Guaranteed Farm Loans, Farm Operating Loans, Farm Ownership Loans, Microloan Programs, and Youth Loans.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Tribal College Initiative Grants

Offers grants to tribal colleges and universities to purchase equipment and improve infrastructure for educational facilities, and develop essential community facilities.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
AmeriCorps VISTA for Project Sponsors Inactive

Offers organizations the opportunity to engage and sponsor AmeriCorps VISTA service members to help develop or expand community anti-poverty projects. AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to one year of full-time, volunteer service, helping to build capacity and sustainability in programs to address poverty and other issues identified by the community. Requires sponsors to operate and direct the project, recruit and supervise AmeriCorps VISTA members, and complete the necessary administrative support activities to meet the project goals. VISTA's fiscal year (FY) 2021 Healthy Futures focus area gives priority to projects that address substance use in low-income communities impacted by the opioid crisis through opioid prevention and recovery programs. VISTA FY 2021 priority populations and regions includes a focus on rural communities and Indian country.

Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2020
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program) Inactive

Provides funding to Native American tribes for public transit services in rural areas. Funds may be used for planning and capital expenses, including start-up, replacement, or expansion needs. Offers assistance for operating costs in limited circumstances.

Application Deadline: Aug 24, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program Inactive

Offers grant funding to assist rural healthcare providers in the planning and development of integrated health networks to provide quality HIV care and treatment in rural communities. Helps providers meet unaddressed community health needs related to HIV in areas such as early diagnosis, comprehensive care, support services, and innovative service delivery models. Focuses planning efforts in seven states identified by the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative as having disproportionate rural rates of HIV diagnosis. Seeks to improve health outcomes for people with HIV and reduce new HIV infections by expanding access to HIV testing, prevention, treatment, and support services; increasing the use of health information technology and telemedicine; and promoting service coordination and quality across the continuum of HIV care.

Application Deadline: Jul 10, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-Based Program (COSSAP) Inactive

Aims to decrease opioid misuse and opioid-related overdose deaths by offering financial and technical assistance to state, local, and tribal government entities. Helps provide treatment and recovery services for individuals involved with the criminal justice system resulting from opioid, stimulant, or other substance use. Seeks to reduce crime impacts in rural and urban communities.

Application Deadline: Jun 5, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Adult Drug Court (ADC) and Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Discretionary Grant Program Inactive

Provides funds to support new and existing adult drug courts (ADCs), veteran treatment courts (VTCs), and other drug courts by offering grants and technical assistance to states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Finances activities centered on preventing overdoses, reducing opioid and other substance abuse, and decreasing recidivism.

Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants Inactive

Engages AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen American Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the Healthy Futures priority to reduce and prevent substance abuse and suicide. Emphasizes activities to increase protective factors that build resiliency and connectedness in individuals and communities to enhance self-esteem and cultural identity, reduce stress, and develop coping and problem-solving skills.

Application Deadline: May 6, 2020
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Tribal Opioid Response Grants (TOR) Inactive

Helps American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal communities build and strengthen a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic by providing prevention, treatment, and community-based recovery support services to AI/AN individuals with, or at risk for, opioid use disorder (OUD), stimulant misuse and use disorders. Identifies and addresses gaps in services and systems of care for OUD in tribal communities, and coordinates with other federally-supported opioid response efforts to increase access to innovative and culturally responsive prevention, treatment, and recovery services for people with OUD, such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

Application Deadline: May 4, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) Inactive

Aims to prevent the development and progression of substance use disorder (SUD) by improving the capacity and infrastructure of communities, especially in underserved areas. Promotes strategies designed to increase access to healthcare services to reduce behavioral health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities and other individuals. Utilizes data-driven approaches to identify the primary problematic substances in communities and direct efforts to prevent the misuse of these substances among youth and adults.

Application Deadline: Mar 6, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Children's Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities (CJA) Program - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #6 Inactive

Funds for training and technical assistance to help tribal communities plan, create, and operate programs to address criminal cases of child abuse and neglect, especially cases of child sexual abuse and exploitation. Funds trauma-informed activities and services, including outreach and awareness efforts, victim assistance, and emergency services for children and family members. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC)
Comprehensive Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #2 Inactive

Funds to support strategic planning and development to improve tribal justice systems, public safety, and community wellness. Supports plans to address violent crime and illegal use of substances, including alcohol and opioids. Offers links to training and technical assistance providers to help communities and law enforcement provide services to victims of child abuse, domestic and/or dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsors: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Violence Against Women (OVW)
Juvenile Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #8 Inactive

Funds to develop new or expand existing juvenile healing to wellness courts to enhance the capacity of tribal courts to respond to the alcohol and substance use related issues of youth under the age of 21. Emphasizes creating comprehensive diversion and alternatives to incarceration programs for those impacted by the opioid epidemic. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Public Safety and Community Policing - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #1 Inactive

Funds to support tribal law enforcement agencies in developing and/or enhancing the skills and abilities needed to address unmet public safety needs in tribal communities. Includes implementing or enhancing prevention strategies, criminal investigations, crime control activities, community policing strategies, and efforts to reduce illicit drug use, including methamphetamine and opioid use. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)
Tribal Governments Program (TGP) - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #5 Inactive

Funds to improve the capacity of tribal justice systems to respond to violence and crimes against Native American women, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking. Aims to reduce violent crimes, increase victim safety and services, and enhance tribal justice interventions. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Violence Against Women (OVW)
Tribal Justice System Infrastructure Program (TJSIP) - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #4 Inactive

Funds to support the renovation and expansion of existing facilities or the development of prefabricated or permanent modular facilities for tribal justice systems. Supports infrastructure in locations that lack permanent or sufficient structures for staff, resident, and inmate safety and security issues. Seeks to reduce recidivism; promote staff training, health, and wellness; offer correctional alternative programs; implement domestic violence shelters and programs; and increase the functional capacity of facilities. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Tribal Justice Systems Program - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #3 Inactive

Funds to tribes to develop, support, and improve adult tribal justice systems. Seeks to support tribal and law enforcement efforts to prevent and reduce crime, including crime related to opioids, alcohol, stimulants, and other substance use. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Tribal Youth Program (TYP) - Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Purpose Area #9 Inactive

Funds tribal efforts to reduce and prevent juvenile delinquency through prevention, intervention, and treatment services to violence-exposed children. Supports interventions for court-involved tribal youth and offers substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and prevention programs. Aims to promote public safety and positive outcomes by helping the juvenile justice system respond more fairly to American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Part of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS).

Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult and Family Treatment Drug Courts (SAMHSA Treatment Drug Courts) Inactive

Provides funds to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services in existing Adult Treatment Drug Courts (ATDC), Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDC), or Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts, which use problem solving and/or treatment drug court models. Seeks to break the cycle of criminal behavior, alcohol and drug use, and incarceration by combining the sanctioning power of drug courts with effective SUD treatment services and increasing the number of defendants/offenders receiving comprehensive SUD treatment, including screening, assessment, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), recovery support, family services, case management, and program coordination.

Application Deadline: Feb 4, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Indian Community Development Block Grant Program (ICDBG) Inactive

Funds for American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and villages to support projects for housing, communities facilities, and economic development. Helps communities provide suitable housing, construct public facilities, and expand economic opportunity for low-income individuals and families. Offers two types of funds, Single-Purpose grants and Imminent Threat grants. Imminent Threat grants are available to address urgent public health or safety threats, including those related to alcohol and substance use.

Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program (Native Connections) Inactive

Aims to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance use, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian and Alaska Native youth through age 24. Develops and implements integrated mental health, trauma, and suicide and substance use prevention services and facilitates collaboration and coordination between organizations and agencies providing services to tribal youth and their families.

Application Deadline: Dec 10, 2019
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
School Climate Transformation Grant – Local Educational Agency Grants (SCTG-LEA) Program Inactive

Enhances school climate, creating safer, healthier, more engaging and supportive environments for students. Supports the development and implementation of programs using evidence-based multi-tiered frameworks to improve learning conditions and behavioral outcomes and provides training and technical assistance to schools. Prioritizes local educational agencies (LEAs) in rural and tribal areas and gives competitive preference to projects that address the prevention and the impacts of opioid abuse.

Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2019
Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication-Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA) Inactive

Aims to increase access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) along with comprehensive opioid use disorder (OUD) psychosocial and recovery support services for individuals with OUD seeking MAT. Funds state, nonprofit, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and tribal organization MAT programs.

Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2018
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Youth Regional Treatment Centers Aftercare Pilot Project (Youth Aftercare) Inactive

Helps American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth successfully transition back into the community after completing treatment at an IHS Youth Regional Treatment Center (YRTC). Provides culturally-adapted aftercare and case management services in order to prevent alcohol and substance use relapse and sustain AI/AN youth in their recovery process. YRTC is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

Application Deadline: Nov 12, 2017
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Preventing Alcohol-Related Deaths Through Social Detoxification (PARD) Inactive

Expands access to social detoxification services for American Indian individuals impacted by alcohol use disorder (AUD) or substance use disorder (SUD) in the Navajo and Great Plains Areas. Supports programs that include three critical components of community-based social detoxification: evaluation, stabilization, and fostering readiness for treatment entry. PARD assists patients with daily living activities, coordinates with cultural services and traditional healing practices, and offers transportation for medical appointments with the goal of reducing the risk of physical harm and death during the detoxification process. PARD is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

Application Deadline: Sep 18, 2017
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Targeted Capacity Expansion - HIV Program: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for HIV/AIDS (TCE-HIV: High Risk Populations) Inactive

Focuses on increasing access to and involvement with care and services for racial and ethnic minority individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD) who are HIV positive or at risk for HIV. Helps connect these individuals to SUD/COD treatments, HIV care and treatment, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C (HCV) testing and vaccinations, as well as recovery and community support services to help retain clients in care with the overall goal of reducing health disparities among the target populations.

Application Deadline: May 3, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Grants to Expand Care Coordination Targeted Capacity Expansion Through the Use of Technology Assisted Care in Targeted Areas of Need (TCE-TAC) Inactive

Promotes the overall health and wellness of youth and adults with substance use disorders (SUDs) and co-occurring mental disorders through technology-based treatment, recovery, and service enhancement practices, including the use of virtual health records and health monitoring electronics. Technology Assisted Care (TAC) enables healthcare providers to serve disadvantaged populations, including the elderly, ethnic and racial minorities, and those residing in rural areas with provider shortages or transportation barriers.

Application Deadline: Jan 4, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention (SASP) Inactive

Supports community-driven efforts to address substance use and suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations by providing evidence-based, culturally-appropriate prevention and treatment resources and models. Funds proposals under one of four program purpose areas that focus on SASP goals, including: strengthening community and organizational needs assessment and strategic planning; suicide prevention and intervention; substance use prevention, treatment, and aftercare; and generation indigenous initiative support. SASP is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2015
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)